Colorado Rockies: The top 50 Rockies of all time (numbers 20-11)

DENVER - JUNE 19: A general view of the scoreboard at night during the game between the Florida Marlins and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 19, 1995 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Nathan Bilow/Getty Images)
DENVER - JUNE 19: A general view of the scoreboard at night during the game between the Florida Marlins and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 19, 1995 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Nathan Bilow/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
11 of 11
Next
24 Jun 1993: First baseman Andres Galarraga of the Colorado Rockies during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule /Allsport)
24 Jun 1993: First baseman Andres Galarraga of the Colorado Rockies during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule /Allsport) /

More from Rox Pile

11. Andres Galarraga (Rockies Career War 14.5)

The Big Cat was a fan favorite and arguably the best first baseman of his generation. The athleticism exuded by this human belied his massive 6’3″, 235 lb. frame. Hence the nickname, for you younger fans who loved the infectiousness of a Carlos Gonzalez.

Andres was the glue of this clubhouse and the fun-patrol. It’s amplified when that player can stuff the stat-sheet as The Big Cat could. His displays of power were absolutely legendary.

His best year came in 1997 with the Rockies when he slashed .318/.389/.585 smacking 41 bombs, swiping 15 bags, and driving in an NL leading 140 RBI (his second year in a row) accumulating a 131 OPS+ and 3.8 WAR.

Next. Best Rockies “losing years” lineup from 2001-2006. dark

He finished 7th in MVP voting and got an All-Star nod to go with it all. He is fittingly 11th all-time in Rockies Career WAR.

facebooktwitterreddit